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1944
8.21.1944
Dumbarton Oaks Conference, prelude to the United Nations, begins.
1945
4.25.1945
Fifty nations gather in San Francisco, California to begin the United Nations Conference on International Organizations.
10.24.1945
Founding of the United Nations
11.1.1945
The official North Korean newspaper, Rodong Sinmun, is first published under the name ''Chongro''. Australia joins the United Nations.
11.5.1945
Colombia joins the United Nations.
11.15.1945
Venezuela joins the United Nations.
12.4.1945
By a vote of 65 to 7, the United States Senate approves United States participation in the United Nations (the UN was established on October 24, 1945).
1946
1.10.1946
The first General Assembly of the United Nations opens in London. Fifty-one nations are represented.
4.8.1946
The last meeting of the League of Nations, the precursor of the United Nations, is held.
11.19.1946
Afghanistan, Iceland and Sweden join the United Nations.
12.16.1946
Thailand joins the United Nations.
1947
9.30.1947
The Islamic Republic of Pakistan and Yemen join the United Nations.
1948
4.7.1948
The World Health Organization is established by the United Nations.
4.19.1948
Burma (now Myanmar) joins the United Nations.
5.29.1948
Creation of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force the United Nations Truce Supervision Organisation
9.14.1948
Groundbreaking for the United Nations headquarters in New York City.
1949
1.1.1949
United Nations cease-fire takes effect in Kashmir from one minute before midnight. War between India and Pakistan stops accordingly.
5.11.1949
Israel joins the United Nations.
1950
8.24.1950
Edith Sampson becomes the first black U.S. delegate to the United Nations.
9.26.1950
United Nations troops recapture Seoul from the North Koreans.
9.26.1950
Indonesia is admitted to the United Nations.
9.28.1950
Indonesia joins the United Nations.
10.19.1950
Korean War: After the Chinese leadership finally settled the issue of armed intervention on October 18, the People's Republic of China joins the Korean War by sending thousands of troops across the Yalu river to fight United Nations forces.
11.26.1950
Korean War: Troops from the People's Republic of China launch a massive counterattack in North Korea against South Korean and United Nations forces (the Battle of the Ch'ongch'on River and the Battle of Chosin Reservoir), ending any hopes of a quick end to the conflict.
11.29.1950
Korean War: North Korean and Chinese troops force United Nations forces to retreat from North Korea.
1951
3.14.1951
Korean War: For the second time, United Nations troops recapture Seoul.
1952
9.15.1952
United Nations gives Eritrea to Ethiopia.
10.14.1952
Korean War: United Nations and South Korean forces launched Operation Showdown against Chinese strongholds at the Iron Triangle. The resulting Battle of Triangle Hill was the biggest and bloodiest battle of 1952.
1955
12.14.1955
1956
11.12.1956
Morocco, Sudan and Tunisia join the United Nations.
12.18.1956
Japan joins the United Nations.
1957
3.8.1957
Ghana joins the United Nations.
9.17.1957
Malaysia joins the United Nations.
1958
12.12.1958
Guinea joins the United Nations.
1960
9.28.1960
Mali and Senegal join the United Nations.
10.7.1960
Nigeria joins the United Nations.
10.12.1960
Cold War: Nikita Khrushchev pounds his shoe on a desk at United Nations General Assembly meeting to protest a Philippine assertion of Soviet Union colonial policy being conducted in Eastern Europe
1961
9.27.1961
Sierra Leone joins the United Nations.
12.14.1961
The United Republic of Tanzania joins the United Nations.
1962
10.8.1962
Algeria joins the United Nations.